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My Time as a YWCA Cambridge Intern

May 23, 2019 | Serina Matthew
My name is Serina Matthew and I have been an intern at YWCA Cambridge for the last few months. I am a Senior at Community Charter School of Cambridge. One of our requirements is to complete 100 hours of community service for an organization over 14 weeks.
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Lessons from Boston: “no excuses” charter schools kept boosting student test scores after expansion

May 22, 2019 | Jill Barsha
Research sometimes shows that charter schools are better at raising student achievement than traditional public schools. But many charter schools get about the same results and sometimes charter schools do worse.
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Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School named 2019 Pozen Prize winner

May 16, 2019 | Wicked Local Cambridge
The Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School, a K1-6 Commonwealth Charter school in Cambridge, has been selected as the winner of the sixth Annual Pozen Prize for Innovative Schools in Massachusetts.
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Boston charter school success spawns growth

May 16, 2019 | Hoppy Kercheval
Charter schools have played a significant role in improving outcomes of Boston public school students. And now, as reported in a Wall Street Journal editorial, a new study by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER),* those advances can be replicated at new locations.
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Cabral bill begins State House discussion on charter school funding

May 15, 2019 | Susannah Sudborough
BOSTON — State Rep. Antonio Cabral has quietly put a bill before the state Legislature that would change the way charter schools are funded, lessening the burden on district public schools and municipalities and shifting some of the funding directly from the state to the charter schools.
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At Excel Academy, a confrontation that never should have happened

May 15, 2019 | Yvonne Abraham
Maybe, Zahra Aljiboury worried, it was her fault the woman walked into her school and went off on a bigoted rant — and recorded it, to maximize the hurt.
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Atlantis Charter School Educator Recognized with Lemelson-MIT Excite Award

May 14, 2019 | GlobeNewswire
Atlantis Charter School announced today that STEM Academy instructor Alekzandr Hirschmann was recently honored with an Lemelson-MIT Excite Award.
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Lawmakers hear from Cape Cod educators on funding

May 14, 2019 | Cynthia McCormick
HYANNIS — The charts and data a group of state senators brought to a listening session last week with Cape Cod educators showed school officials what they already experience on a daily basis.
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Making History More Relevant, One Case At A Time

May 13, 2019 | Bianca Vázquez Toness
After years of teaching high school history, Maureen O’Hern was looking for a new way to make it relevant and engaging for students. She found the answer in a surprising place — Harvard Business School and its use of case studies.
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How Massachusetts Showed the Way on Education Reform

May 13, 2019 | Charles Chieppo and Jamie Gass
We are now nearly four decades beyond the publication of A Nation at Risk, a federal report that indicted the “rising tide of mediocrity” and initiated a well-deserved period of hand-wringing about K-12 public education in the United States.
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